Manipur govt launches special scheme for Covid-19 affected

The Manipur government has launched a scheme to provide some relief to the Covid-19 affected families with direct transfer of RS 5,000 in two equal installments (Rs 2,500 per installment) to every identified family whose livelihood has been directly affected by Covid-19.

Recently, the Manipur cabinet approved the Chief Minister’s Covid-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme to provide relief to the affected families.

Due to lockdown, many people have lost their jobs and other sources of earning. The second wave of Covid-19 has affected many families in Manipur. The daily wage earners were mostly affected in the second wave of lockdown in the state.

“The scheme was introduced by the government considering economic dislocation, which has severely affected the livelihood of a large percentage of the population leading to an inability to maintain a basic minimum standard of living,” stated a press release from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.

On Tuesday, Manipur CM N Biren Singh chaired a cabinet meeting that approved guidelines for Chief Minister Angangi Tengbang (Chief Minister Bal Seva) scheme, which had already been announced earlier. The scheme will provide welfare measures for children orphaned due to Covid-19.

The state Cabinet has given its nod to restructure the Labour and Employment Department and for Amendment of Business of the Government of Manipur (Allocation) Rules, 2009 accordingly.

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